It is a tight race in the middle of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference Standings. The Columbus Crew sit in fourth place with 30 points, just five points ahead of eighth place Houston Dynamo.
The Texas side are looking to close the gap, while the Crew are looking to possibly pass Toronto FC or at the least keep up with them.
“We have to stay away from straight balls,” said Crew defender Eric Gehrig, via the club’s website. “[We need to] play side-to-side, getting the ball in the pockets and turning … When we move it side-to-side, it opens things up for guys in the middle. Even when the ball gets played out to me – I take a touch and play it right back, the middle gets expanded. There’s more space.
“Those are things that we can always do better. When we do those things, it usually ends well for us.”
How can you tune in to Saturday’s Major League Soccer match up? Here is all of the information you will need to check out the action from the opening kickoff:
Date: Saturday, August 22
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Venue: Columbus Crew Stadium
TV Info: CSN Houston
Live Stream: Stream 1
Be sure to tune in to FanSided.com on Saturday for live coverage of the game.